TAG: sound sculpture
Songs from the UnderWorld

My practice is increasingly focussed upon bringing together the physical and ecological environment together with our social and cultural contexts. Using the media of multichannel sound installation; data-sonification and sonic-cartography these hybrid works are designed to create new forms of sonic space in which it is possible to experience, examine and reflect upon the complexities and consequences of our interactions in an increasingly chaotic world.

Songs from the...

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey is a new eight channel sound installation commissioned for SiteWorks by the Bundanon Trust.  The work is installed in the music room of the old Homestead and incorporated the Steinway piano.

A short documentary video of Milk and Honey (put together by Mike Leggett) that shows the disposition of the audio actuators.

A Land of Milk and Honey from Bundanon Trust on Vimeo.

A land flowing with Milk and Honey the phrase from Exodus that describes the...

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Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow is a twelve channel audio sculpture currently on exhibition in Istanbul as part of ISEA 2011 ~ and here is a link to my individual page.

The work is presented as an interactive audio sculpture in the form of a dinner table set with twelve Willow Pattern plates.  Each plate is treated to show only a fragment of the original pattern, in such a manner that the entire set combines to form the complete image.  In turn each plate is mounted on a Solid Drive...

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CrayVox

CrayVox is a project completed for the IASKA Space(D) Biennale on exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre February to March 2012.  The exhibition is now on a Australia wide tour.

Prelude.

For most of the Autumn of 2011 I was living in Cray fishing communities on the Houtman Abrohlos Islands which are situated some 60 ~ 100 km west of Geraldton in Western Australia.  The Abrohlos are the southernmost coral islands in the world and are home to a unique fishing industry...

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Law of the Tongue

The Law of the Tongue ~ or the Sonic Whale.

He who fights the monster should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster.  And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee.

Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.

The Sea and superstition go hand in hand. For centuries sailors unwittingly sensing the song of the Whale through their wooden hulled ships thought them Ghosts of the deep and despite the thousands of close encounters in the Whale hunt...

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VoxAEther

VoxAEther has recently been on exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and as part of the Asian Art Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.  The work consists of four laser cut sculptural forms based upon the morphology and symmetry of microscopic Radiolaria, countless billions of which live in our oceans.  At their nucleus each work contains Theremin electronics activated by the radial antennae that encircle the objects.

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3D model, Cylinder...

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Padme

Views of the Padme Installation at MacQuarie University 2010.

Padme is a solar powered digital audio floating sculpture that is activated by wave motion and by water birds nudging the antennae-like motion sensing ‘whiskers’ that radiate from the work.

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A short radio interview about the installation.

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A favourite with the wildlife.

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Slight movement activated a chorus of insect audio files.

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Padme (Nelumbo nucifera), the sacred lotus, is an aquatic plant that...

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Adrift

I’m a Nomad not a Drifter, being Adrift is of course a different kettle of fish, as it implies an active surrender to the vagaries of the elements, be they maritime or psychological ~ I usually go for both!

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The Adrift project was conceived and realised for the Memory Flows exhibition at the CarriageWorks in Sydney and comprised of two sounding vessels. My trusty sea kayak “Siika” pressed into sonic-service, equipped with a “Solid-Drive” transducer...

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Zephyr II

Zephyr ~ an Æolian kinetic sculpture for the Geraldton foreshore.

Methinks, it should have been impossible Not to love all things in a World like this, Where e’en the Breezes of the simple Air Possess the power and Spirit of Melody!

Coleridge, The Æolian Harp.

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Zephyr is playfully named after Zephyrus the Greek god of the gentle west wind ~ a light air that bought spring to the classical world. Despite being described as Mediterranean our climate is considerably...

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BioSonics

BioSonics is a significant development of former prototype works that investigate the morphology of microscopic marine organisms.

The Western Plains Museum and Art Gallery July until September 28th 2008.

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BioSonics installed at Western Plains Cultural Centre August 2008.

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A short introduction filmed by Julia Burns.

The rational and the fantastical: the morphology of Nigel Helyer, by Gail Priest 2008

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Despite Star Trek’s propagandist efforts...

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